Dreaming of East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient

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When Lady Mary Wortley Montagu visited the baths in Turkey in 1717 she was so tightly corseted that Turkish women were convinced her husband had locked her into some devious machine. Montagu's account of her journey helped bring the region into the Western world's consciousness, and by the 1800s, the vogue for Orientalia had overtaken a continent slowly sinking into the gloomy repressions of the Victorian era. Richly illustrated with color photos and sketches, "Dreaming of East" examines not just the exotic trappings of the ...

Dreaming of East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient 2006, Greystone Books

ISBN-13: 9781553652045

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Dreaming of East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient 2005, Greystone Books

ISBN-13: 9781553651185

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